We are delighted to announce today that Learning Economy Foundation has joined the ID2020 Alliance.
“Education and workforce development represents an exciting opportunity to apply digital ID technology, especially as we think about the potential of digitally verifiable educational credentials,” said ID2020 head of advocacy and communication, Ethan Veneklasen. “We look forward to learning more about the Learning Economy Foundation’s innovative collaboration model and to working together to promote the ethical development and implementation of digital ID technologies in this evolving space.”
Education and workforce development represents an exciting opportunity to apply digital ID technology
Since our launch at the United Nations General Assembly in September, 2018, we have engaged more than 50 steering committee members and advisors and hundreds of private-public stewards who share a commitment to modernize the world’s education and employment infrastructure through the thoughtful implementation of emerging digital technologies – including digital ID.
“Digital identity plays a key role in reshaping the education and employment landscape,” said Chris Purifoy, Chairman of Learning Economy Foundation. “By shifting to a learner and employee-centered approach, we can begin solving some of the toughest challenges in education. New open standards and technologies can allow learners to own their own data and carry their credentials with them like assets throughout their entire lives. We believe our alliance with ID2020 will be an important catalyst toward enabling a more equitable, self sovereign future.”
ID2020 is a global public-private partnership that harnesses the collective power of nonprofits, corporations, and governments to promote the adoption and ethical implementation of user-managed, privacy-protecting, and portable digital identity solutions.
By developing and applying rigorous technical standards to certify identity solutions, providing advisory services and implementing programs, and advocating for the ethical implantation of digital ID, ID2020 is strengthening social and economic development globally. Alliance partners are committed to a future in which all of the world’s seven billion people can fully exercise their basic human rights and reap the benefits of economic empowerment and to protecting user privacy and ensuring that data is not commoditized.